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CFD

Trade Contracts for Difference (CFDs) on the World’s major indices, oil and natural gas markets.

A CFD is a derivative financial instrument that mirrors the movements of the underlying asset such as an index, energy or commodity market. As it is a derivative traders do not actually own the underlying asset, they just use them to speculate on the price movement.

CFDs are traded on ECN accounts via the MetaTrader 4 platform in the same way as FX markets and are available to all ECN account holders. CFDs allow you to diversify your portfolio by trading a wide range of financial markets from one account with all the benefits of ECN trading model:

  • Tight floating spreads from 0 pips
  • Fast ECN execution
  • Low margin requirements from 1%
  • No Dealing Desk, No conflict of Interest

Trading CFD's is very similar to FX and the table below shows the commission you will pay and how to calculate your profit and loss. The Tick Value is how much a trade wins or loses for each 1 tick movement for a 1 lot trade. The Tick Decimal shows you what a tick actually is.

E.G UK100 - Tick Value £10, Tick Decimal 1.0
Buy 1 lot at 6100 and sell at 6105 (a 5 tick move)
Profit = £50 (5 tick move * £10 per tick)
Commission on a Standard ECN account = £5.25

E.G UK Brent - Tick Value $10, Tick Decimal 0.01
Buy 1 Lot at 48.20 and Sell at 48.40 (a 20 tick move)
Profit = $200 (20 tick move * $10 per tick)
Commission on a standard ECN account = $2.41 (48.20*1000*0.005%)

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CFD Name Symbol Tick Decimal Tick Value Commission for 1 Lot
(round turn)
Margin Min Volume Trading Hours
Basic Standard Advanced
UK Brent XBRUSD 0.01 $10 0.01% 0.005% 0.0036% 2% 0.01 03:00 - 24:00
US Crude XTIUSD 0.01 $10 0.01% 0.005% 0.0036% 2% 0.01 01:00 - 24:00
US Natural Gas XNGUSD 0.001 $10 0.01% 0.005% 0.0036% 4% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Australia 200 #AUS200 1 AUD 10 AUD 10 AUD 8 AUD 7 2% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Europe 50 #ESX50 1 € 10 € 10 € 8 € 7 2% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
France 40 #FHCI 1 € 10 € 10 € 8 € 7 2% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Germany 30 (Mini) #GDAXIm 1 € 10 € 10 € 8 € 7 1% 0.1 09:00 - 23:00
US Tech 100 (Mini) #NDXm 1 $10 $ 10 $ 8 $ 7 1% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Wall Street 30 (Mini) #WS30m 1 $1 $ 10 $ 8 $ 7 1% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
US Tech 100 #NDX 0.1 $10 $10 $ 8 $ 7 2% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
US SPX 500 (Mini) #SPXm 0.1 $10 $10 $ 8 $ 7 1% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Wall Street 30 #WS30 1 $10 $10 $ 8 $ 7 1.5% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
UK 100 #UK100 1 £10 £6.60 £5.25 £4.60 1.5% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Germany 30 #GDAXI 1 € 25 € 10 € 8 € 7 1.5% 0.1 09:00 - 23:00
US SPX 500 #SPX 0.1 $25 $10 $ 8 $7 1.5% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00
Japan 225 #J225 1  ¥1000  ¥1250 ¥1000 ¥870 2% 0.1 01:00 - 24:00